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Unitard, Adrienne Truscott, 2SCOOPS and More Coming Up This Week at Joe's Pub


Unitard, Adrienne Truscott, 2SCOOPS and More Coming Up This Week at Joe's Pub

Joe's Pub at The Public Theater has announced its nightly performances running June 28 - July 9, 2017. Scroll down for details!

Wednesday, June 28 at 7PM
Wednesday, July 26 at 7PM

Buckle up your bustier and bite down on your ball-gag because Unitard -- NYC's naughtiest, nastiest, no-holds-barred comic trio -- is back! These arbiters of biting bitchiness and snappy satire are returning to Joe's Pub with Tard Core - There Are No Safe Words, just in time to give our crappy culture the tasteless tongue-lashing it deserves. Made up of The Combined talents of Mike Albo (former New York Times columnist and author of The Underminer, as well as an established solo performer), Nora Burns (of the comedy group The Nellie Olesons, featured in film and TV) and David Ilku (Featured in film and TV, and member of the Dueling Bankheads). "Incredibly vicious and relentlessly hilarious" says Time Out New York.

Wednesday, June 28 at 9:30PM

Since its beginnings in the late 1990s, Hot Club of Cowtown's star has continued to rise as its reputation for jaw-dropping virtuosity and unforgettable live shows has become the band's global brand. Lauded for its "down-home melodies and exuberant improvisation" (The Times, London), the Hot Club has always woven a combination of seemingly disparate styles together to its own magical effect, setting up camp "at that crossroads where country meets jazz and chases the blues away" (The Independent), and "conscious always that above all else, the music is for dancing and an old-fashioned good time" (The New York Times).

Thursday, June 29 at 7PM

British-based jazz cabaret legend Barb Jungr returns to Joe's Pub, her spiritual home in New York City, for the world premiere of a collection of songs related to Sting and The Police. In collaboration with Grammy- and Emmy-winning musical supremo John McDaniel, with whom she created the 5-star reviewed album and show of Beatles material, Come Together, Jungr reveals the beauty and breadth of Sting's extraordinary repertoire. Through a set list that includes "Every Little Thing (She Does Is Magic)," "Until," "Every Breath You Take," "Englishman In New York," "Until," "Fragile" and more, Barb and John explore Sting's work, finding quiet beauty, intensity, politics and passion.

Thursday, June 29 at 9:30PM

Adrienne Truscott brings her multi-award winning show Adrienne Truscott's Asking For It: A One-Lady Rape About Comedy Starring Her P and Little Else! back to Joe's Pub! Dressed only from the waist up and the ankles down, she undoes and does-in the rules and rhetoric about rape and comedy and the brilliant, awful or awkward laughs when the two collide. With commentary and "appearances" from George Carlin, Louis C. K. and Robert De Niro, she takes on ducks, p-puppets, mini-skirts, rape whistles, Daniel Tosh, Bill Cosby and enough gin and tonics and bad behavior to get a girl in trouble. All decorated in give-it-to-me make-up this show is light on its feet and easy on the eyes. If she's really asking for it, then we know the 'finale' for this show. Can you make jokes about rape? She plans to, all night long! Even if you tell her to stop.

Saturday, July 1 at 7PM and 9:30PM

It's Canada's 150th birthday! (That's the sesquicentennial, eh?) And this right here is the 15th Annual New York Rocks the Great Canadian Songbook at Joe's Pub! Once again produced and emcee'd by Jeff Breithaupt and featuring an all-star line-up of singers backed by Don Breithaupt and the WORKIN' FOR THE WEEKEND HOOSE BAND, there is no Canadian hit song that will be safe from (northern) exposure. Join this musical party's sparkling cast of singers as they lay down unforgettable versions of all your favo(u)rite anthems from the land of the Justins, long Weeknds, Barenaked Ladies and Men Without Hats. From Cohen to Cockburn, Joni to Gino, Lightfoot to Lighthouse, Nelly to Neil, Tegan to Sara, and beyond, you never know whose songs you might hear. This year's all-star line-up includes: Marissa Mulder, Ophira Eisenberg, J'Sun, Carolyn Leonhart, Jamie Leonhart, Jeremy Kushnier, Christina Bianco, Alyson Palmer, Tyley Ross, Greg Naughton, Shelley McPherson, Michael Halling, PJ Griffith, Victoria Lecta Cave, Amy Cervini and The Breithaupt Brothers.

Sunday, July 2 at 7PM

At first glance, the folk musics of Tuva and the United States seem unrelated and incompatible, from opposite sides of the world and in completely different languages. Yet digging just below the surface quickly thaws that cold misconception. Both musical traditions have their foundations in the fiddle and the banjo (igil and doshpuluur in Tuvan), and in both you'll hear stories of lonesome cowboys, beautiful women, fine horses and the mountains, trees and rivers in the lands they call home. Alash Ensemble are masters of traditional Tuvan instruments as well as the ancient art of throat singing, a remarkable technique for singing multiple pitches at the same time. Andrew Sheron is a composer, multi-instrumentalist and producer. His latest solo release, a full-length cyclical concept album titled The Late Great Bloomer, is the world's first record tracked, mixed and mastered in fully binaural (3D) sound, using novel technology from his time working at Princeton University's 3D Audio and Applied Acoustics Laboratory. His new Small Life will be available July 8th.

Sunday, July 2 at 9:30PM

Kate Berlant is an LA-based writer/performer who has performed across the US in festivals such as the New York Comedy Festival, Festival Supreme, Treasure Island, Sasquatch, and Moontower. In the television space, Berlant was featured on an episode of Netflix's The Characters. Her performances have been commissioned by The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles and she has been described by The New York Times as a "magnetic improvisational comic" at the forefront of experimental comedy. She has been named by Time Out New York as one of New York City's "Top Three Comics to Watch," as well as one of Comedy Central's "Comics to Watch." Berlant most recently co-wrote and starred in the Vimeo series, 555, directed by Andy DeYoung, and can next be seen in Demetri Martin's feature, Dean, as well as Little Bitches, written and directed by Nick Kreiss, Happy Anniversary, written and directed by JarEd Stern, and James Franco's The Disaster Artist.

Wednesday, July 5 at 7:30PM

The rumors are true. 2Scoops: The Legendary, Chart-Topping, Entirely Fictional 90's Girl Group have broken up ... again. Although they are not on speaking terms, and embroiled in a vicious legal battle, they will perform as planned because the court has ruled that they are Legally Oblig8ted. Long after cassingles, beepers, and neon colors have gone out of style, these two girls from around the way still cling tight to the music and style of the 90's. Holding the world record for the most breakups of any group in history, they were recently reunited, broken up again and re-reunited on the Joe's Pub stage. Don't Miss Dana and Deena for a night of fresh tales, classic jamz, and the same ol' bad attitudes. 2Scoops is written and performed by Adam Enright and Aaron Fuksa.

Wednesday, July 5 at 9:30PM

Hubby Jenkins is a talented multi-instrumentalist who endeavors to share his love and knowledge of old-time American music. Since 2010, he has been an integral part of the Grammy award winning Carolina Chocolate Drops, as well as performing with Rhiannon Giddens and making solo appearances. At 24, Edinurgh-based RoseAnne Reid has achieved more in her career as a solo acoustic act than most do in a lifetime. Among her admirers is Country Legend Steve Earle, who repeatedly invites her to his annual songwriting retreats in the states. Roseanne's melodic, honest and organic songwriting style allows her to paint pictures that capture the imagination immediately.

Thursday, July 6 at 7PM

Richard Barone's new album Sorrows & Promises: Greenwich Village in the 1960s casts light on the songs that sprang from the singer-songwriters in and around Greenwich Village during that pivotal decade. While Top-40 hit songs were being churned out uptown in the Brill Building and at 1650 Broadway, the downtown writers were weaving folk, blues, R&B and rock into songs that five decades later still sound fresh and inventive. Richard's choices cover a broad range of writers, from Buddy Holly, who was living and demoing songs in his Greenwich Village apartment just before he died, to up-and-comers like Paul Simon, John Sebastian (of the Lovin' Spoonful) and Janis Ian; to artists who were redefining folk music for a new generation: Bob Dylan, Phil Ochs, Tim Hardin, Fred Neil.

THE Dan Band
Thursday, July 6 at 10PM
Friday, August 4 at 10PM

Dan Finnerty caught America's attention as the foul-mouthed wedding singer in the box-office smash Old School, performing his now-infamous rendition of "Total Eclipse of the Heart," as well as his appearance as the sleazy bat-mitzvah singer in Starsky & Hutch and again as the inappropriate wedding singer in the record breaking hit, The Hangover. What started as a drunken joke for Finnerty singing "I Am Woman" at a karaoke bar has spiraled out of control into The Dan Band, a cult phenomenon that has garnered rave reviews from The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Rolling Stone, Variety among others, and prompted Entertainment Weekly to dub it "The hottest ticket in Hollywood." The Dan Band plays to sold-out crowds from Los Angeles to New York and has appeared on numerous shows including The Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Ellen, The Late Late Show, and more.

Friday, July 7 at 7:30PM

R&B and dance music icon Alfa Anderson celebrates her full-length solo debut, From My Heart, with an unforgettable night of music at Joe's Pub. Alfa first starred in Canonnball Adderley's "Big Man" at Carnegie Hall before defining a whole new era in music as one of the original lead vocalists in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame-nominated group Chic. Her voice powered classics like "I Want Your Love" and the #1 pop hits "Good Times" and "Le Freak," which was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. For several years, Alfa toured with Luther Vandross and has sung background for music icons like Diana Ross, Aretha Franklin, Mick Jagger, Valerie Simpson, Bryan Ferry, and Teddy Pendergrass. She recently guested on the first Chic single in 23 years, "I'll Be There," and scored a Top 10 Billboard Dance hit as a featured vocalist on Next Step's single with Kathy Sledge and Aristofreeks, "Get On Up."

Friday, July 7 at 9:30PM

As you hear the tamburello pounding out the heartbeat of Newpoli's music, the two female singers start up a wild, frenetic dance and you'll have a very hard time sitting still! Welcome to Newpol, live in concert! Newpoli carries on a tradition that is so old it's hard to date, performing music from the South of Italy laced with influences from all of the surrounding Mediterranean cultures. Originals are mixed with exciting arrangements of traditional music sourced from field recordings by Allan Lomax and Ernesto De Martino. The tempo is high, and the drama and passion can be heard in every note!

Friday, July 7 at Midnight

Orchestra Holistic is a collective of musicians established for symphonic excellence in the performance of Hip-Hop and R&B. The core of the group consist of famed hip-hop trio Holistic and renownEd French songstress Evaanz. The composition of the music is a symphonic blend of production incorporating the classical spirit of the orchestra and the grittiness of the boom-bap. The foundation of musicians hailing from a wide array of experience and education lend to the fundamental execution of a brand new musical experience for the audience.

Monica Raymund
Saturday, July 8 at 7:30PM
$20 Advance / $25 Door

Join Monica Raymund, star of the NBC drama, Chicago Fire, for an evening of jazz and timeless classics by the likes of Cole Porter and Harold Arlen. A graduate of The Juilliard School, Raymund's acting credits include series regular and guest starring roles on television and leading roles in feature films. Raymund recently directed a short film entitled Tanya for The Hidden Tears Project, a media company developing content to bring awareness to sex trafficking. She is currently working on an EP with Boston producer The Arcitype to be released in 2018.

Saturday, July 8 at 9:30PM

New York-based singer/songwriter Julian Velard's fifth full-length album, Fancy Words for Failure, surveys that universal chasm of disappointment with the bemusement reflected in the its title. Suffused with the same musical warmth and melodic sophistication fans have come to expect, the album adds another batch of unforgettable characters to Velard's growing gallery of hangdog rogues - potentially unreliable narrators who cop to professional jealousy, domestic discord, thwarted ambitions, and money woes; who acknowledge their lives are really pretty great, even as they can't help but wonder why that brass ring remains stubbornly out of reach.

Sunday, July 9 at 7PM
$20 Advance / $25 Door

Jeff Franzel is an accomplished songwriter and jazz pianist who has accompanied artists such as Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr. and Mel Torme. He has also written hit songs for Josh Groban, Placido Domingo, Temptations, 'Nsync, Dianne Reeves, and more. Frankel is a Yamaha artist and recently recorded a solo piano album at Oscar Peterson Hall in Montreal. He performs improvisation in addition to jazz and pop standards. Jeff is currently arranging and playing piano for a Billy Joel Country Tribute album featuring major country artists singing his hit songs.

Sunday, July 9 at 9:30PM

The Westerlies are a New York based brass quartet comprised of four childhood friends from Seattle, Washington: Riley Mulherkar and Zubin Hensler on trumpet, and Andy Clausen and Willem de Koch on trombone. Formed in 2011, the self-described "accidental brass quartet" take their name from the prevailing winds from the West to the East. "Skilled interpreters who are also adept improvisers" (NPR's Fresh Air), The Westerlies explore jazz, roots, and chamber music influences to create the rarest of hybrids: music that is both "folk-like and composerly, lovely and intellectually rigorous" (NPR Music). Equally at home in concert halls and living rooms, The Westerlies navigate a wide array of venues with the precision of a string quartet, the audacity of a rock band, and the charm of a family sing-along.

For tickets, go online at, call 10AM-7:00PM daily at 212-967-7555, or visit in person at The Public Theater Box Office, 425 Lafayette Street, NYC (Opens daily at 2PM). There is a $12 food / two (2) drink minimum per person per show, unless otherwise noted.

Named for Public Theater founder Joe Papp, Joe's Pub at The Public opened in 1998 and plays a vital role in The Public's mission of supporting young artists while providing established artists with an intimate space to perform and develop new work. Joe's Pub presents the best in live music and performance nightly, continuing its commitment to diversity, production values, community and artistic freedom. The organization also offers unique opportunities like New York Voices, an artist commissioning program that provides musicians the resources and tools needed to develop original theater works. Commissioned artists have included Ethan Lipton, Toshi Reagon, Bridget Everett, Allen Toussaint and more. In 2011, the Pub received a top-to-bottom renovation, leading to improved sightlines, expanded seating capacity and a new menu from acclaimed Chef Andrew Carmellini. With its intimate atmosphere and superior acoustics, Joe's Pub presents talent from all over the world as part of The Public's programming downtown at its Astor Place home, hosting approximately 800 shows and serving over 100,000 audience members annually.

The Public Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director Oskar Eustis and Executive Director Patrick Willingham, is the only theater in New York that produces Shakespeare, the classics, musicals, contemporary and experimental pieces in equal measure. Celebrating his 10th anniversary season at The Public, Eustis has created new community-based initiatives designed to engage audiences like Public Lab, Public Studio, Public Forum, Public Works, and a remount of the Mobile Unit. The Public continues the work of its visionary founder, Joe Papp, by acting as an advocate for the theater as an essential cultural force, and leading and framing dialogue on some of the most important issues of our day. Creating theater for one of the largest and most diverse audience bases in New York City for nearly 60 years, today the Company engages audiences in a variety of venues-including its landmark downtown home at Astor Place, which houses five theaters and Joe's Pub; the Delacorte Theater in Central Park, home to free Shakespeare in the Park; and the Mobile Unit, which tours Shakespearean productions for underserved audiences throughout New York City's five boroughs. The Public's wide range of programming includes free Shakespeare in the Park, the bedrock of the Company's dedication to making theater accessible to all; Public Works, an expanding initiative that is designed to cultivate new connections and new models of engagement with artists, audiences and the community each year; and audience and artist development initiatives that range from Emerging Writers Group to the Public Forum series. The Public is located on property owned by the City of New York and receives annual support from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; and in October 2012, the landmark building downtown at Astor Place was revitalized to physically manifest the Company's core mission of sparking new dialogues and increasing accessibility for artists and audiences, by dramatically opening up the building to the street and community, and transforming the lobby into a public piazza for artists, students, and audiences. The Public's work is also seen on tour throughout the U.S. and internationally and in collaborations and co-productions with regional and international theaters. The Public is currently represented on Broadway by the Tony Award-winning acclaimed American musical Hamilton by Lin-Manuel Miranda, and in spring 2017, Lynn Nottage's acclaimed new play Sweat. The Public has received 59 Tony Awards, 168 Obie Awards, 53 Drama Desk Awards, 54 Lortel Awards, 32 Outer Critics Circle Awards, 13 New York Drama Critics Awards, and five Pulitzer Prizes.

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